DiATOME Diamond Knives
DiATOME knives are compatible with all ultramicrotomes. The boat is designed in such a manner that the water is horizontal when the clearance angle is set. This results in a stationary water surface and good reflection.

The surfaces of the DiATOME diamond knives are hydrophilic. This property allows an easy wetting of the cutting edge, even with a very low water level (important for sectioning Lowicryls and other hydrophilic embedding media, as well as for water sensitive samples).

Histo type Key features

  • High quality diamonds guarantee perfect sections and a durable cutting edge
  • Easy wetting cutting edge
  • Optimised serial sectioning
  • Large boat for easy pick-up

Histo Knife types and their applications

  • Histo 45°
    • Sectioning biological and industrial materials specimens for optical microscopy
  • Histo Jumbo 45°
    • Large boat for serial sectioning
  • Histo Cryo (dry) 45°
    • Sectioning biological and materials specimens for optical microscopy
  • Histo Cryo (wet) 45°
    • Wet sectioning of polymers with DMSO/water mixture